A Synthesis of Clinical Recommendations and Primary Research for Survivors of Prostate or Breast Cancer

Melanie Sandoval

Jennifer Wenzel

Randy A. Jones
oncology, prostate cancer, breast cancer, cancer treatment
CJON 2014, 18(6), 667-673. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.667-673

Studies have documented the efficacy of cancer treatments available, specifically for patients with prostate or breast cancer, but few articles have compared prostate or breast cancer recommendations from the patient's perspective. In this article, the authors compare and contrast published clinical recommendations for advanced practice RNs who treat patients with prostate or breast cancer to qualitative studies that explore the experiences of cancer survivors. Treatment options, along with recommendations and resources, are included. The nurse clinician's role in caring for patients with prostate or breast cancer is diverse and complex, and evidence supports the role of the nurse clinician in improving patient care. Implementing findings from qualitative studies that focus on patients' perspectives in conjunction with clinical recommendations is essential when developing care plans for patients with cancer.

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